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Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalition Records 1998-2003

Identifier: Tretter-297

Scope and Content

The records consist of a directory, bound newsletters, and bound photocopies of clippings, meeting minutes, and correspondence related to the highway controversy 2001.


  • 1998-2003

Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

The Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalition was a social welfare organization based in South Dakota. The group made headlines in 2001 by filing suit in against the state of South Dakota for refusing to erect signage acknowledging the group's participation in the state's highway clean-up program.


1 box (0.21 linear feet)


The collection contains the records of the Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalition.

Related Materials

Two-Spirit Papers, 1937-2007

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Shaw as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society

Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalition records, 1998-2003
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area